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How to Forgive And Forget: Others and Yourself [For Peace of Mind]

Podcast | Episode 18

How to Forgive And Forget: Others and Yourself [For Peace of Mind]

Health & Wellness, Mindset, Relationships
04/02/2019
Gaurav K. Chawla Gaurav K. Chawla
Health & Wellness, Mindset, Relationships
“Forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself to be able to sleep at night."

Mahatma Gandhi said “Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

Not forgiving someone is the equivalent of staying trapped in a jail cell of bitterness, serving time for someone else’s crime.

Forgive and forget? Keep in mind that forgiveness is not the same as forgetting. Forgiveness does not entail pretending that offenses have never happened. 

Some questions we ask: 

  1. Why is someone living rent free in your brain? (1:00)
  2. Have you let someone know that they intentionally or unintentionally hurt you or suffered in silence? (3:00)
  3. Have you reached out to someone that you have hurt and apologized? (12:00)
  4. Have you ever looked in the mirror and said ‘I forgive myself’? (16:00)
  5. If someone can forgive their neighbor for accidentally killing their son, what is our excuse? (18:00)

In this episode, we discuss techniques, from letter writing to conversation closure, to forgive someone else and yourself.

Forgiveness is hard work but it is worth it. It simply means letting go of pain and baggage from the past. If you forgive someone and yourself, you are doing this for your physical and emotional health.

You can lighten the burden that transgressions have left upon you. The power of forgiveness will set you free!

Gaurav K. Chawla

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"There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs." Staying Uncomfortable is the result of my mind trying to make sense of life, people, and the world around me. The fickle nature of life has made me realize the importance of being in the present moment, and that life is all about enjoying these little moments. As I embark upon this journey of spirituality and a growth mindset, I invite you along with us, to share your perspectives, and to challenge ours. Lots of love, and gratitude for being here with us.

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